Zing tipped for Barina
THE spirit of the SS Commodore could be tapped for a high-performance Barina. Chevrolet has a Sonic with a turbocharged 1.4-litre engine that makes 102kW and a dress-up pack that is being considered for Australia.
Called the Z Spec, it is billed as a concept car in Detroit but is clearly intended to put some punch into the Sonic in a country where small cars are still not particularly popular.
Holden admits it can see potential in a Z Spec version of the Barina but is not making any commitment.
‘‘The Z Spec is a concept,’’ says Holden spokesman Jonathan Rose.
‘‘No decision has been made on whether it will be introduced in Australia.
‘‘We’ll be sure to assess it.’’